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Children who need adopting

Children need adoptive parents to help them to overcome their individual backgrounds, understand who they are and ensure they grow up in a safe and secure environment.

The Suffolk Adoption Service is currently seeking families for:

  • children over the age of 4
  • brothers and sisters in sibling groups
  • babies and children with disabilities
  • young children who would benefit from early placement through Fostering to Adopt and Concurrency (see below)

Take a look at some of the profiles of children who need adopting. You can read their stories by browsing the links below.


 Please note: the above photos are not of the actual children profiled.


"I believe that adopting a sibling group has enriched our family tapestry. 

"I feel we are like fabric woven together, offering enrichment to each other's lives."

- Mike and Amy, adoptive parents

Hear from children in care and their adopters

Fostering to Adopt and Concurrency

Concurrent carers are people who provide care for babies and young children whilst the court decides whether their birth family can safely care for them in the future. They'll be assessed and approved as adopters but will take on the role as the child's foster carers in the beginning.

This allows a child to be cared for by their potential adopters from the outset and throughout the court proceedings, which is of huge of benefit to them.

If the court decides the child can't be returned to their birth family, the carers will then go on to legally adopt the child.

You will be able to learn more about this during the early stages of your assessment and will be invited to attend a training workshop where you can speak to some of our social workers and existing concurrent carers to hear all about the positive experiences they have had.

Approved adopters

If you're an approved adopter who's interested in hearing more about the children in Suffolk who're waiting for adoption please contact us:

You'll need to provide your social worker's contact details.

Get in touch

If you have any queries about adoption, or are interested in starting your journey as an adoptive parent, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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